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Seraphine, Durham, NC

Seraphine

4.8
4.8
247 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (984) 244-2720
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chris Garrett
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Cross street
    Blackwell and Jackie Robinson
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 247 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham

    Best Food

  • Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Hot spot

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Durham

    Lively

247 Reviews
  1. LakkuG

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seraphina is a great new addition to the Durham food scene. Food, ambiance and service were top-class. It is a relatively new restaurant and we hope it maintains the quality as it goes past its first year. We will definitely be back.

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  2. luvoysters

    Atlanta Metro

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience! A little issue with one of our dishes was handled promptly and professionally! We will definitely recommend and return!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent; food, service, everything.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable food and cocktails, outstanding service, beautiful ambience. The oysters on the half shell were so fresh, and I loved the peel & eat shrimp, crawfish croquettes and shrimp n grits. And obvi the beignets for dessert!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. Try the gumbo and the oysters for sure. Eric was a great server as well.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eric, our waiter, was so helpful, knowledgeable, and kind! He was amazing and so was the food!

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  7. Gray

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good. Vibes were great. Great cocktails. Pricing was very fair. Wouldn't change anything about our experience here

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  8. MollyB

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible good, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff in a beautiful space

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  9. Chap

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service excellent Very very noisy Close quarters Food good but very limited menu Would like to see them change it out otherwise We probably won’t come back.

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  10. teamgray

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was an amazing experience and will return to try the regular menu also

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  11. Gemma

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great addition to the ATC. We had the Valentine's menu and the artichokes and croquettes were outstanding. Also loved the shrimp and grits. We'll be back to try the regular menu!

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  12. Jenai321

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this restaurant! The food and service were great. We can’t wait to go back.

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  13. Dudley

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Fat Tuesday dinner at Seraphine…atmosphere and food were terrific.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new discovery in Downtown Durham. Food and location are great! Will be fun to eat outdoors in the warmer weather

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  15. Huck

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The physical space is lovely. I asked for a quiet table and got one. Server was very attentive. Food was excellent and not overpriced. Will definitely be coming again.

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  16. EmptyZig

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal at Seraphine. We were seated outdoors, and the fountain and iron fence made it feel like we were in New Orleans. Service was attentive, but not obtrusive. We were pleased to have a brief conversation with one of the owners, who made us feel welcome. The food was great. The gumbo was the best we’ve ever had. The NC oysters were perfectly briny. The crudo was delicious. We will be back.

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  17. MaryC

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is our second time to Seraphine, and it was delicious again. The difference this time was that it was Saturday night, and it was VERY loud. We enjoyed the Drago’s style oysters, the bread, the shrimp and crawfish croquettes for appetizers, all wonderful. Our mains were the pork chop x2 guests, the fried catfish, and the seafood special which was a delicious scallop dish with vegetable puree and fried leeks on top, all equally delicious. We enjoyed the beignets, which were not as good as CafeduMond, but passable! Will go back again, but perhaps not on a Saturday. It’s obviously the place to be in Durham!

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  18. ArnieL

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Aside from having to wait a bit long to get our food, it was a good experience.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at this establishment and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. Our waitress Hayvn was an absolute joy.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and the food was great. We had a great time

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  21. AnnalieseG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious. Service is excellent. Restaurant is beautiful. Parking is easy. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  22. Danny

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this restaurant and the vibe! We'll definitely return and try something different. The pork chop was excellent but I'd like to try the fish.

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  23. PennyB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter could not have been more professional 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻He described each dish to perfection. It was a wonderful experience.

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  24. TiggyRuffin

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance though a bit noisy as it got busier. Our table was very close to the next table and one of the diners had a very loud voice, so I pulled the curtain between us- as in Business Class!- and it was much better! Great idea! Our waitress was very attentive and patient with us, and very enthusiastic about the restaurant. We will be back!

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  25. LaurenS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solo date - Ordered the Drago’s style chargrilled oysters, shrimp and grits and beignets. Also ordered a glass of Santa Julia Brut Rose and Pom & Circumstance (mock tail). The food was delicious- chargrilled oysters are a MUST, shrimp and grits - delicious. I did not care for the beignets, personally. A bit too dense and the batter could be a bit sweeter. The rose was perfectly crisp and surprisingly paired well with the shrimp and grits. The Pom&Circumstance was nicely balanced and refreshing. The plating and ambiance was neat and balanced. I will be back !

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  26. LillieA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us enjoyed dinner before attending a performance at DPAC. The location was perfect. All of us really loved our meals and bowed we would return. Servers were friendly, attentive and efficient.

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  27. lucyfromboston

    County Durham

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious meal and great service by Kate as we were on our way to a show at DPAC. We will be back!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a terrific dinner with some Louisiana-inspired dishes in this restaurant. Two starters and two mains were good to share, leaving us some room for dessert for my partner and me. My favorites were the blackened scallops and the shrimp/crawfish croquettes! I would love to be back to try more dishes from the menu.

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  29. Happycamper

    Salt Lake City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding and creative food - it should be a James Beard award winner. Crispy artichokes starter and gnocchi dinner were truly special; shrimp and grits (with crumbled crispy bacon) was superb.

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  30. KirstinP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around excellent experience. We will return for that gumbo!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The gnocchi was probably the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely return to try the gumbo.

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  32. Lorelei007

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great 1st experience. The peanuts and pickle plate was ok. Probably wouldn’t get them again. Love the oysters, Bbq Shrimp and the boudain sausage. Finished it off with some banana pudding… I recommend getting your own pudding instead of sharing.

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  33. M3r1

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was outstanding. The food was very good as were the cocktails. However, $18 for a cocktail, w/out tip, in Durham, is really pushing the limit (for us). It is definitely worth a visit, but we cannot say we would return.

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  34. Ashley

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Top pick was the Boudin sausage. We also ordered a lot of specials that night including a sea scallop entree (which was my next favorite dish), duck fat fingerling potatoes, and crispy artichokes. We had key lime pie for dessert which was the real deal and delicious. Interior of the restaurant is beautiful but extremely noisy. It might have had something to do with the miscommunication with our waiter who messed up an appetizer, an entree and brought a candle on a plate for my dad's birthday after we had already eaten dessert. The restaurant has only been open for a few months so I understand that they still have a few kinks to work out. Overall, I would recommend and will be back!

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  35. LizB

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow. My new favorite Durham restaurant! Incredible service. Tasty food. Great ambience. Just about perfect.

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  36. PastaLuvr87

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and a cool setting! We especially loved the Dragos style oysters and the crispy artichokes. Seafood was all fresh and delicious- great drinks too! Only negative was the tables are quite close together- otherwise everything was perfect!

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  37. AnnM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, very attentive. The menu is unique and food was delicious. Serving temperature of all the items was spot on. It was evident great care was taken to assure excellence.

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  38. mickey

    Raleigh

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice menu, small plates and salads were great. Dessert not so much.

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  39. AnnB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed all of the food except the beignets which tasted as if they had been fried in the same oil as fish. Thus, I don't recommend ordering the beignets! Service was very good.

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  40. HughM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good meal and experience. It is tucked into a corner at the American Tobacco Campus, but if you park in the "South Parking Deck" on Jackie Robinson Drive, it is right outside the far end of the garage. I mean *right* there. The server was very personable and helpful. A lot of shrimp on the menu, but the server was quick to ask about food sensitivities/allergies. My dining companions were rather sensitive to spicy food, so I was a little worried about taking them to a Louisiana-style restaurant. The one who ordered the blackened market catch said that it was not too spicy at all. The specials (small plates and main dishes) were very good. I would go back.

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Seraphine is rated 4.8 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Seraphine

324 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701-3658

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Blackwell and Jackie Robinson
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chris Garrett
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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